Key Programme Information
Queens Management School
The management group is an energetic and enterprising research cluster that continuously strives for excellence in both its teaching and its scholarship. The group's research strengths range from entrepreneurship to human resource management, and from marketing to public sector management. Aside from gaining close research advice and direction from their supervisors and other academics in the group, research students benefit from attending courses and tailor-made reading groups to complete their background preparation in business and management sciences.
Queen's Management School prides itself on research-led teaching and offers its research students experience as teaching assistants in a variety of undergraduate courses. Students regularly attend the School's various seminar series, which attract leading academics from around the world. Students also present their work at these events, gaining invaluable advice and preparation for the academic job market.
The group's research theme is studied from different perspectives and disciplines across four substantive fields:
ENTREPRENEURSHIP, INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY
This group is currently focused on the analysis of entrepreneurial finance (venture capital, business angels, private equity), the dynamics of innovation processes in small firms, innovation, organisational change and development, regional migration flows and demographic change, clusters, inter-firm relations, and business development and the relationship between entrepreneurial business development and regional economic development and policy.
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND WORKPLACE CHANGE
This group explores the nature and origins of successful workplace performance. Research covers a range of topics, including social partnership and wage determination, financial systems and workplace innovations, new forms of employment dispute resolution, employee voice and silence in modern workplaces, talent management, information systems for managers, and new models of international human resource management.
MARKETING, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS, SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT AND STRATEGY
This group explores how firms gain and sustain competitive advantage in an increasingly international and network-based economy. Research topics include the management of the multinational firm, managing knowledge in international business networks and managing institutional and cultural differences, strategies in emerging and developing economies, international marketing and R&D strategies, and experimental business model analytics. This group also has research interest in supply chain management, particularly with respect to supply chain risks and sustainable, green supply chains.
PUBLIC SECTOR MANAGEMENT
This group focuses on ongoing changes in the procurement of public sector infrastructure and the delivery of public services in a national and international context. A special area of interest centres on public-private partnerships, joint provision and innovation in areas such as health, public safety and education. Concomitant with the challenges posed by these changes, the group also has a strong interest in public sector risk management.
A research degree offers you the opportunity to develop your research skills and prove yourself as a researcher. Queen's is committed to the enhancement of research training and teaching and offers postgraduate research opportunities across all fields of study. The following postgraduate research study routes for this subject area are:
- DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD)
- MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY (MPhil)
Normally a UK 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) and a UK Masters degree in a relevant discipline with a final result of 60% (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University).
Applicants who hold a UK 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) may be considered if they hold a UK Masters degree in a relevant discipline with the result stipulated above (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University). Evidence of relevant professional experience and/or attendance at interview may be required in such cases.
For information on international qualification equivalents please select Your Country from the list on our International Students website.
MODE OF STUDY/DURATION
Registration is on a full-time or part-time basis, under the direction of a supervisory team appointed by the University. You will be expected to submit your thesis at the end of three years of full-time registration for PhD, or two years for MPhil (or part-time equivalent).
ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
International students (where English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 7.0, with not less than 6.0 in any component is required (*taken within the last 2 years).
For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs
If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this programme, our partner INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability to entry to this programme.
Please click the links below for more information:
English for University Study - an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level
Pre-sessional English - a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree programme at Queen's University Belfast and who need to improve their English
How To Apply
Applicants for Postgraduate programmes are strongly advised to carefully read the important information and follow the steps set out here before submitting their application via the Postgraduate Direct Applications Portal.
If you have queries on course content please contact the school representative below.
Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.
In its analysis of the REF 2014 results, the Chartered Association of Business Schools positioned Queen's Management School at 9th place out of 101 UK business and management schools in its ranking by research intensity, 13th place when controlling for the size of the faculty and 12th place in its overall sum of rankings measure.
Staff members are published in top-ranked academic journals, regularly attract competitive research funding, act as journal editors and sit on the editorial advisory boards of journals.
The School has a proven track-record of placing its PhD graduates in tenure-track research and teaching posts at top universities in the UK and elsewhere.
At any one time the School can have up to 60 students undertaking a PhD.
Great effort is made to provide graduate students with the research competencies to undertake innovative and scholarly work in their chosen fields.
Students participate actively in the research seminars of the School and University, attend conferences and participate in external academic networks.
Teaching opportunities are commonly made available for doctoral researchers to provide further experience and learning so as to best prepare students for a career in leading higher education institutes.
PhD students are based in shared offices in Riddel Hall, a listed building which has recently been refurbished to house the School and which provides students with state-of-the-art facilities in a truly remarkable setting.
Queen's Management School's PhD programmes can either be self-funded or funded through various bursaries and scholarships, which will be advertised on the School website.
Fees & Funding
There is a range of funding and scholarship options available to those considering study at Queen's.
For tuition fee information see //www.qub.ac.uk/Study/PostgraduateStudy/TuitionFees/
PhD Funded Studentships
We offer fully funded studentships to outstanding postgraduate researchers across our three faculties and five Doctoral Training Centres. Find PhD funding opportunities.
FEES AND FUNDING
For fees, funding and further information see go.qub.ac.uk/pgstudy
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